Everyone knows by now that he’s played with each and every leader of funk, his start with James Brown, which Maceo describes as "like being at University"; jumping aboard the Mothership with George Clinton; stretching out with Bootsy’s Rubber Band. He’s the living, breathing pulse that connects the history of Funk in one golden thread. The cipher that unravels dance music down to its core. "Everything’s coming up Maceo," concluded DownBeat Magazine in a 1991 article at the beginning of Maceo Parker’s solo career. At the time Maceo was remembered by aficionados of funk music as sideman; appreciated mainly by those in the know. More than a decade and a half later Maceo Parker has been enjoying a blistering solo career.
For the past sixteen years Maceo has been building a new funk empire, fresh and stylistically diverse. He navigates deftly between James Brown’s 1960’s soul and George Clinton’s 1970’s freaky funk while exploring mellower jazz and the grooves of hip-hop. His collaborations over the years performing or recording or both have included Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. www.nectarspresents.com
Directions: Located mid-island, off the West Tisbury/Edgartown Road. Turn into the Martha's Vineyard Airport, take your first right, and Flatbread Company is the first building on the left. There is ample free parking around the venue.
Ticket Pick Up Information
No tickets will be mailed. Your name will be on the door list at Flatbread Company MV. Bring your email confirmation and ID. Doors open at 9:00pm. This is a 21+ event.